The University of Southampton
Public Engagement with Research

Bringing research to life. University of Southampton Roadshow

The annual 'Bringing Research to Life' roadshow showcases a selection of our research across the country.

We tour both regional and national events between February and September.

In a typical year we have modules on tour from research groups across the University. Our researchers meet more than 20,000 visitors during each Roadshow.

Roadshow dates for 2017

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NAMRIP on the Roadshow at Cheltenham Science Festival

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Roadshow Dates for 2017

Brighton Science Festival, 11-12 February COMPLETED

Winchester Science Centre, February half-term COMPLETED

Southampton Science and Engineering Festival, 11-18 March COMPLETED

The Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, 4 May COMPLETED

South Downs Green Fair, 7 May COMPLETED

Riverfest, Southampton, 27 May COMPLETED

Cheltenham Science Festival, 6-11 June COMPLETED

Festival of Nature, Bristol 10-11 June COMPLETED

Green Futures, Glastonbury Festival, 21-25 June COMPLETED

Blissfields Festival, Hampshire 7-8 July COMPLETED

New Forest Show, 25-27 July COMPLETED

Camp Bestival, 27-30 July COMPLETED

Winchester Science Festival, 28-30 July COMPLETED

BBC Countryfile Live, Oxfordshire, 3-6 August COMPLETED

Bournemouth Air Show, 31 Aug - 3 Sept COMPLETED

Human Worlds Festival, Southampton, November CONFIRMED



In 2016 we went to:

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Cheltenham Science Festival
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Acoustic bubbles
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Roadshow Core display at Big Bang fair
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Winchester Science Festival
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Bioenergy stand
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The science tent in Tomorrow's World at Bestival
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Aurora physics activity

2016 Roadshow Awards

Every year we celebrate the roadshow with an event for everyone who took part in the tour.

Find out more about the 2016 Roadshow Awards, including the winners of each category.

Roadshow blog

Read our blog post reflecting on last year's tour to find out about what we got up to.

Research featured in 2016



Research featured in 2015

Last year we covered a wide range of topics, including:

Research featured in 2014

Get involved

If you are a researcher at the University of Southampton looking to showcase your project on future Roadshows, please see our information for Researchers.

If you would like to be part of the 2017 Roadshow tour, please contact us at We are looking for:

If you would like the Roadshow to visit your event/venue, please contact us at

Roadshow awards 2014
Roadshow awards 2014
Roadshow awards 2013
Roadshow awards 2013

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